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Two Ways of Seeing. Two Ways of Living.

There are terrible things afoot, it is true. War, destruction, loss, death everywhere across the globe it seems, and sometimes I wonder when it might be our turn. There have been times to be ashamed and times to be proud. … Continue reading

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Allowing for Surprise.

We are on holiday : a real holiday. One where you get on a plane and change climate zones and feel warm instead of frosted over. For a while I have stopped moaning about living in such a cold house … Continue reading

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Ordinary Power.

Sometimes it get a bit hard to be positive and enthusiastic if you are trying to influence change, especially change for the ‘little people’ in the face of giants. I’ve heard and shared in conversations to this effect lately, many … Continue reading

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A Man Sings.

I have just been listening to a man sing to his friend and his people, at a funeral service. Such a gift is always something to move the hearers to tears, and I always marvel at the ability of the … Continue reading

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Dragging Monsters From Under the Bed.

Did you ever have a fear of the looming dark as a child? Did you ever think there were monsters lurking in the shadows on the wall, or hiding under the bed or in your wardrobe?  What did you do … Continue reading

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Sacrifice.

The word ‘sacrifice’ has had problematic meanings over the course of my life. This coming ANZAC day has me pondering its meaning again. The thoughts are all bound up with memories of the smell of my dad’s suit as I … Continue reading

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Shaking With Rage.

I am so angry I am shaking with rage. Outrage, yes, but mainly pure rage. The kind that you can’t contain, makes you want to vomit, or punch something while you scream. Perhaps not the best time to write a … Continue reading

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